Tottenham Hotspur look set to challenge for yet another top-four finish this season, with the form of Mauricio Pochettino’s side proving remarkable in recent weeks.
Much of their success must be attributed to sensational striker Harry Kane, with the England international excelling this season in his new Wembley surroundings. The 24-year-old finished with more goals in the calendar year than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, breaking the legendary pair’s grip on the top goalscoring records for the first time in years. Spurs fans here at The Transfer Tavern are a regular feature of the pub, with random choruses of ‘He’s One of Our Own’ breaking out throughout the night when the boys from North London are on the beers.
Our landlord loves a chat with fans donned in the famous white kit, and whilst collecting glasses, managed to catch up with a small group of Spurs fans in the middle of a conversation over who they should target this month. A new forward was at the top of the agenda, with the consensus that some of the goalscoring pressure needs to be taken away from Kane, as should the influential man suffer an injury or drought, then someone else would need to step up. A number of names were touted, before Lyon’s Nabil Fekir cropped up.
The 24-year-old Frenchman, rated at €20m on Transfermarkt, has been in wonderful form this season from his role behind the main striker, and his sixteen goals in twenty-four appearances across all competitions mark a wonderful return for the player at the halfway stage of the season. Fekir is on course to break the thirty goal mark, and is exactly the type of player Spurs fans would love to see strutting his stuff in North London.
Christian Eriksen is the playmaker in this side, and Dele Alli also chips in with goals from the midfield, but adding Fekir to the mix to operate off of Kane could turn this Tottenham side into serious title contenders. Lyon will want big money for one of their star men, but should the player become available for around the £35 million mark, this would be money very well spent by chairman Daniel Levy. If Poch can pull this deal off in the new year, Spurs will finish in the top-four, and progress deep into the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Spurs fans, is Fekir the type of player you need to reach the next level? Let us know!